Ursa Major is the bear coming out of hibernation, hungry for spring, ready to feed and thrive.
Since 1997, San Francisco’s Third Eye Blind have recorded three best-selling albums and assembled one career retrospective. 3EB will release ’Ursa Major’, their first studio collection in five years, in autumn 2009.
Led by Stephan Jenkins, 3EB won wide success during a tumultuous group of years when the major-label recording industry was finally losing its grip on an enterprise that for decades it had dominated with steely efficiency. Nothing could have made 3EB happier! 3EB, however, have experienced no comparable loss. Instead, they have gained artistic clarification -- and, surprisingly, a fan base larger than ever.
Participation in the older, untouchable realm of nervous star-making and could color a band’s identity. In the case of 3EB, it often blurred the perception of their brilliant musical creations. In recent years, those creations have recast the band among a current generation of fans.
3EB now write, tour, record, and communicate in a fluid new world where their music continues naturally to evolve. Their exchange with their audience is unfiltered.
STEPHAN JENKINS lives in San Francisco and has a dog named The Boo. He enjoys composting, moving walkways, and has an overwhelming and tragic crush on Air America host Rachel Maddow.
BRAD HARGREAVES lives in the Hollywood Hills, enjoys learning new things, and has a powerful Dachshund named Shelby. They are both secretly slipping off the world.
TONY FREDANELLI has moved recently from Las Vegas to a cliff in San Diego, where he injures himself repeatedly learning to surf and rollerblade, like everyone else in San Diego. He is addicted to fruit juice, and believes most every conspiracy theory has gotta have a little something to it.